by Russell Fleur F. Gallego
6 January 2022
As the pilgrim image of the Black Nazarene bid farewell to the devotees in the Diocese of Imus on January 6, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle presided over the 6:30 a.m. Farewell Mass in the Diocesan Shrine and Cathedral Parish of Our Lady of the Pillar.
In his homily, Cardinal Tagle stressed that as followers of Jesus the Nazarene, we must always exemplify God instead of ourselves and when we love God we must love our neighbours in spite of how difficult it is to love them.
Cardinal Tagle also emphasized that we should be careful not to boast of what we are doing to show our love for God because we when we love we should not be boastful. The Cardinal also said that people love the Black Nazarene because we see the love of God, the love that is willing to help the people who are suffering, the love that Jesus showed it while He was carrying the cross.